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Madison County Man Sentenced to Six Months for Burglarizing Post Office

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jeremy Cook, age 24, of Eaton, New York, was sentenced today to serve six months in prison for burglarizing a U.S. Post Office, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon,  Joseph Cronin, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.

As part of his earlier guilty plea, Cook admitted that on or about August 12, 2019, he broke into the U.S. Post Office in Eaton, with the intent to steal money. While inside the Post Office, Cook unsuccessfully attempted to break into a safe and then fled without taking any money.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. also imposed a three-year term of supervised release, to begin after Cook’s release from prison.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Sutcliffe.

Updated February 24, 2021